#NewsNuggets: 11-4-22

#NewsNuggets: 11-4-22


The Isaacs announced drummer/percussionist Greg Ritchie has joined the group. In addition to their regular concert appearances, the group will be part of an arena tour with Reba McEntire in March 2023. Replacing Greg Ritchie as the Gaither Vocal Band’s touring drummer is Michael Rowsey.

The Dixie Melody Boys announced bass singer Earl Roberts is leaving the group after a 3-year tenure. Referencing the unexpected death of Roberts’ older brother a few weeks ago, the announcement stated Roberts made the decision to be more available to support and lead his family.

Scotty Inman surprised fans with the unexpected release of a new single titled “Southern Gospel” on Tuesday.

A list of winners from the 2022 Diamond Awards was released on Monday. Click HERE to view the results.


Click HERE to listen to November 2022 releases on YouTube Music.
Click HERE to listen to new 2022 Christmas releases on YouTube Music..

November 4 – The Kramers – Christmas (CD/streaming)
November 4 – The Nunn Sisters – Merry & Bright Again (CD/streaming)
November 4 – The Hoppers – Count Me In (streaming re-issue of 2012 album)
November 4 – Michael Combs – The Shepherd (streaming)
November 4 – Lee Black – ‘Tis The Season (3-song EP/streaming)
November 4 – The Mann Clan – A Country Christmas (CD/streaming)


The dates listed here are distribution dates when music will officially be available through retail and online outlets. Some titles may be available sooner direct from the artists.

November 11 – Lauren Talley – This Is For You (CD/streaming)
November 25 – Williamson Branch – Very Merry Christmas (CD/streaming)
Date TBA – The Ball Brothers – Undercover (CD/streaming)

Date TBA – The Inspirationals Quartet – (CD)

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David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both SGHistory.com and MusicScribe.com. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

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